NEPA Scene Staff

Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

From a press release: After a successful first run on Mischief Night, Oct. 30, Scranton music venue Stage West will once again be transformed into Noir Nights, a sexy and seductive pop-up bar, on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The kinky concept comes from Josh Balz, owner of The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Balz creates ‘hedonistic’ Noir Nights Halloween party at Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 30

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Balz creates ‘hedonistic’ Noir Nights Halloween party at Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 30

From an exclusive advance press release: Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween? On Tuesday, Oct. 30, also known as Mischief Night, the brand new Scranton music venue Stage West that opened last week will be transformed into an exclusive pop-up bar for one night only. The concept was dreamed up by […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Final Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/26/18

PHOTOS: Final Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/26/18

Thousands of local punk rock, indie, metal, and rap fans of several different generations said goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour when it made its last stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Thursday, July 26. Warped Tour mainstays like Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, Simple Plan, 3OH!3, Asking Alexandria, We […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton’s Motionless In White revisits Montage Mountain to recall Warped Tour memories

As the final Vans Warped Tour makes it way to Scranton, many local fans are reminiscing about the “good old days” of the annual touring festival, a period of time that varies depending on what generation they’re from. Everyone can probably agree, however, that it was a special event unlike any other, allowing kids to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

From a press release: Cumulus Media and Hazleton radio station 97.9X have announced the names of the five rock artists selected as finalists in neXt2rock, a one-of-a-kind national grassroots talent search and artist development program for rock music. Another Day Dawns from Lehighton has been chosen to represent the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area as one of the […]

 Rich Howells

Vans Warped Tour is ending in 2018, making one last Scranton stop on July 26

Vans Warped Tour is ending in 2018, making one last Scranton stop on July 26

After 24 years, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has announced that the annual traveling punk rock festival will be coming to an end, making its final cross-country summer run in 2018. Not only is Warped Tour the largest traveling music festival in the United States, it is also the longest-running in North America, featuring […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White returns home to meet fans for record release at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 8

Motionless In White returns home to meet fans for record release at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 8

10 years in, Scranton metal band Motionless In White are as fan-driven as ever, putting them in their music videos, interacting with them at workshops at the Vans Warped Tour last year, and asking them design the cover of their new album. With the song “570,” it’s clear that they haven’t forgotten where they came […]

 Rich Howells

New song by Scranton’s Motionless In White featured in WWE event NXT TakeOver: Orlando

New song by Scranton’s Motionless In White featured in WWE event NXT TakeOver: Orlando

Scranton metal band Motionless In White is once again providing an official theme song for an NXT TakeOver event, this time in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, April 1. Growing since its inception in 2012, NXT is a developmental division of the WWE. Motionless In White was the first-ever NXT Loud artist, providing theme songs for […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Motionless In White debut ‘Loud (Fuck It)’ and new album cover

As the countdown to the release of their new album, “Graveyard Shift,” on May 5 continues, Scranton metal band Motionless In White has released another new song, “Loud (Fuck It),” with a black-and-white music video directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn. They have also unveiled the creepy album cover of their Roadrunner Records debut, […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Scranton’s Motionless In White is ‘Eternally Yours;’ bumps up release date of new album

STREAMING: Scranton’s Motionless In White is ‘Eternally Yours;’ bumps up release date of new album

Scranton metal band Motionless In White not only released the second single from their Roadrunner Records debut today, but they’ve also announced that they’re pushing the release date of their forthcoming album, “Graveyard Shift,” up by several months. Originally planned for the winter of 2017, the band’s fourth studio album will now come out on […]